Keystone Media Awards – Professional

Keystone Media Awards – Professional

Date

Deadline to enter - Feb. 20, 2023

Location

Harrisburg, PA

Contact

Teresa Shaak

Email

foundation@pa-news.org

The Keystone Media Awards – formerly called the Keystone Press Awards before merging with the PAPME Media Awards in 2020 – reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers and audiences, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Media Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2023 Professional Keystone Media Awards Contest! All entries and online payments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, via our online contest system, BetterBNC.  


IMPORTANT! Please ensure you provide a username/password in the Comments section for each entry that is behind a paywall or a password-protected area. The username/password must be valid and allow “subscriber only” access, if applicable, through the time of the awards presentation.

REMINDER! In the Headline/Title field of your entry(ies), use an entry title that will clearly identify your entry for the judges. Be specific by using a story’s headline or the first several words of the headline.  Do NOT use all caps, dates of the articles, category name or credit name(s) in this field! 

Many factors affect the accurate release of winners lists, including judging delays and entry issues.  When entering the contest, please closely read and follow the contest rules. The announcement of winners is often delayed by links that are no longer active or available to judges because of password requirements, improper naming of entries and incomplete entry information. These affect the judging as well as the compilation of the final results. Your attention to detail allows for quicker judging and processing…and the exciting announcement of awards!

ENTER NOW!

Winners will most likely be honored at a Keystone Media Awards Celebration to be held in Harrisburg in the fall of 2023, date to be determined. More details will be available when awards are announced and are dependent upon public safety recommendations. If an event is held, the PNA Foundation will supply plaques to all winners in attendance at the awards presentation. Certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance with the option to purchase plaques. If no in-person event is held, certificates in presentable folders will be mailed to all winners at no charge. Plaques may be purchased online and will include plaque and shipping costs.


NOTE: Beginning in 2023, in order to accumulate points toward News Organization of the Year Awards, your company MUST ENTER BOTH the Keystone Media Awards AND the Advertising Contest. You must enter both contests in order to earn points and to demonstrate your outstanding efforts across all facets of your news company. Companies not entering both contests will not be considered for NOY honors. Don’t be left out when the News Organization of the Year Awards are determined!


Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone 717-703-3003.

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